What used to be a regular post has turned into an ongoing video series highlighting some of the bookmarks that Caroline Pointer has made during her weekly postings in my Pocket app.
These are links to newer blog posts on technology that could be useful to the researcher. Below are some links highlighted in this episode. Subscribe to her YouTube channel to learn more. Enjoy!
Ditch the PDF headaches: Three safer, speedier Adobe Reader alternatives by Brad Chacos on pcworld.comHow to recover lost form data in your Web browser by Rick Broida on pcworld.comSugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on by Alex Castle on pcworld.comOur Valentine to You: Wunderlist 2 for iPad from the 6wunderkinder.com blogQuickBooks Online For iPad Isn’t A Boring Accounting App – It’s A Simple CRM by Sarah Perez on techcrunch.comMailstrom Helps You Clear Out Thousands of Messages from Your Inbox in About an Hour by Adam Dachis on lifehacker.com
Facebook’s history as a repeat offender on privacy, and playing loose and easy with our data means that need to be even more vigilant about privacy issues, thanks to this Home app/faux-OS.
Kathy Szczesny's insight:
Facebook Home should put privacy advocates on alert, for this application erodes any idea of privacy. If you install this, then it is very likely that Facebook is going to be able to track your every move, and every little action. Read more...
New collections are added each week to FamilySearch. Collections that are marked with a camera indicate collections for which digitized images are available. Collections marked with the term "Browse Images" have not been indexed yet but are available for browsing. These collections include "helps" to assist you in narrowing your search down to specific times, places, and record types.
Internet sites are often sought when beginners start exploring family history. The challenge is where to turn to when researching African American ancestry. This webinar examines resources that provide guidance for the unique problems facing descendants of slaves. The webinar begins with a full introduction to Afrigeneas, the oldest continually operating African American genealogy website.
Learn how to use Google Forms which is part of Google Docs - a free application complete with spreadsheets, word processing and more - to your advantage. While a basic understanding of Google Docs is not necessary, it helps if you know how to access the Google Docs program (see the Google Docs for Genealogists webinar recording). We'll cover how to create new forms, how to add templates, how to embed forms in blogs and websites, how to share forms, and how to be notified each time a form is competed.
"So despite the advice given in the article, the tips given do NOT start you out in the right direction. First and foremost before access any deceased person's online accounts, you must determine if you have the legal right to do so. If you have any question at all about this issue, you need to consult competent legal authority. The online accounts are definitely considered an asset of the deceased person's estate. If you do not have the legal right or authority to access those accounts you could be liable for damages in an action brought by the estate or the rightful heirs or both. Jumping in and accessing a deceased online records without the proper legal authority to do so, may even be considered theft or conversion."
For some time now, we have been waiting for the third-party programs to synchronize data with FamilySearch.org's Family Tree program. RootsMagic announced that it is the first program to synchronize sources.
In the Facebook group, Technology for Genealogy, Michelle de la Chevrotiere-Eber pointed out that the calculator that's built into Windows 7 is genealogy friendly. I got curious and started clicking and Michelle has unearthed an interesting little item. So here are the instructions.
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is the largest family history conference in the North America. Whether you’re just beginning your family tree, an avid hobbyist, or an experienced researcher, RootsTech is the perfect conference to help you connect with your family—past, present, and future!
Launched in April 2013, Flowboard has been gaining a reputation as a potential game-changer in the mobile publishing space.
In a nutshell, Flowboard offers a ridiculously easy way to create presentations, photo albums, magazines, and just about any kind of multimedia entity directly from your iPad. Indeed, your side-scrolling creations can contain as much text, images, videos, links, and photos as you like.
Cybercrime is on the rise, spurred by a robust underground economy that's industrialized the making and delivery of tools for criminal behavior, says a report released Wednesday by a maker of device recognition and intelligence solutions.
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While the Internet has already provided for ways to remove your deceased loved one’s digital accounts , there is occasionally the need to access them. Sometimes it’s for will information – other times it has to deal with financial reasons.
There are two things that I can say with absolute certainty about my future in computers; I will never give up a full-size, good action keyboard and I will never give up a large screen monitor (or two or more).
Do you have a lot of books that you would like to digitize? Perhaps your local genealogy society or library has the same? A book scanner is much easier to use than a typical flatbed scanner or a handheld scanner.
They adorn billboards, T-shirts, business cards and now headstones?
Graveyards are becoming interactive with the addition of small Quick Response (QR) codes. Visitors can scan the codes with a smartphone and access memorial pages, obituaries and online photo albums of the deceased.